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Wetlands Quadrupedal Dinosaurs
I think Betty may have something.
The prescence of *Euoplocephalus* et al. in the
Judith River Wedge (arguably a "Louisianan
environment") would seem to support the prescence of
massive, multi-ton (heavier than hippos and water
buffalo, either *Syncerus* or *Bubalos*) and they may
even have been semi-aquatic. With those guts, they
certainly could have floated!
Bakker et al.'s *Drinker* has been supported as a
broad-footed marsh-dweller; now while I certainly
think that arboreality or scansorialty are equally
plausible environs for bigfeet hypsies, there is that.
That hypsies of most stripes tend to be
semi-quadrupedal by most of what I've read, including
the little I have of Galton and Weishampel on the
subject (nearly mostly confined to _Dinosauria_,
Weishampel et al., 1990), would make the idea of
"quadruped" at least relevant in it's case. In this
case, could *drinker* have substituted for the
"raccoon" or "capybara" niche in the Morrison, at
least the wetter environs?
Just a couple thoughts,
Jaime A. Headden
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